So I step into Union Station in Toronto on the way to the airport and Maggie Gyllenhaal is reciting from some play with a bunch of media there. Strange but cool to see. pic.twitter.com/ubZriQuN58
— tracyrcat (@TracyRutter) September 11, 2019
To the delight of commuters, celebrated actress Maggie Gyllenhaal gave a surprise performance at Union Station Wednesday morning.
The 41-year-old star read an excerpt of Leo Tolstoy’s “Anna Karenina,” which is a book she just recorded for audiobook app “Audible”.
“I love “Ana Karenina” — I love that book. It had a huge impact on me when I was younger and so when they came and asked me to do it, it was really compelling to me,” she told CTV News Toronto.
Audible, which launched 24 years ago, is a book-listening app owned by Amazon. It offers the world’s largest library of audiobooks — and adds thousands of new titles every month. Many of the readers are influencers or celebrities like Gyllenhaal.